SUNS AFLW midfielder Kate Surman says the team is preparing “business as usual” for this weekend despite the uncertainty around COVID-19 and its effects on the AFL.
Fresh off a victory in the west, Surman was chipper as the team returned to training on the Gold Coast.
“I’m a little bit sore, that flight’s pretty tough but otherwise feeling pretty good,” Surman told SUNS Media.
“It’s always good to get a win.
“Win or lose we’re usually up and about but we’re more so because we won.”
There were an abundance of positives from the match against the Eagles, but Surman was most pleased with the team’s ability to respond to West Coast’s high energy.
“Playing at full intensity the whole game (was a big positive),” Surman said.
“There were times where they pushed more than us and you could see that but they just weren’t able to execute.
“That’s our style of play so to get that thrown in our faces is pretty different but we just ripped in even harder and that’s why we got the win.”
One of the eventful moments in the match was when Surman received a knock to her nose, fracturing it before half-time.
But after receiving treatment during the main break, the tough nut returned to play before having it put back in place after the match.
“It’s actually straighter than what it was which is awesome,” Surman joked.
“It really hurt, I was super surprised how much it hurt and how much the green whistle didn’t help.
“There’s a little bit of achiness but it’s all good and I’ll be right on the weekend.”
While the AFL determines the next steps for the COVID-19 precautionary measures, Surman said the team was only focussed on what they could control.
“For us it’s business as usual,” she said.
“We just continue what we’re doing and prep for the game on the weekend against Adelaide.
“We’ll be looking at a plan in the next couple of days training-wise and then we’ll make a plan for the game.”